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Why not create your career with A.F. Blakemore?

The classroom not your thing? Fancy an apprenticeship that’s fast-paced, with hands-on experience and the theory to back it up that could lead to a permanent role?

Whatever your interests and skills, A.F. Blakemore & Son has a role for you, whether it be assembling customer orders in the warehouse, delivering goods to SPAR stores, problem solving in customer services, working with computer programmes in IT, or number crunching in accounts.

A.F. Blakemore & Son is a family-owned retail, wholesale and distribution business headquartered in Willenhall and services more than 960 SPAR stores across England and Wales.

The company also has divisions in food service, meat production, speciality foods, design and shop fitting and graphic design.

Choosing an apprenticeship with A.F. Blakemore means earning while you learn, with access to industry experts, mentored support from colleagues, professional courses provided by the company’s in-house learning and development team, as well as opportunities to get involved in community volunteering.


What's different?

All apprentices get to go on the in-house Effective Team Member programme, designed and delivered by our own Learning & Development team.

The three day course will give you a taste of A.F. Blakemore’s culture, introducing you to the importance of giving great customer service, equality and diversity in the work place, understanding teams and teamwork, corporate responsibility and continuous personal development.

The course will give you a chance to meet other apprentices across the business to share experiences and best practice.

You will also get external support from your training assessor, who will be the go to person for your apprenticeship coursework. 

On top of all this, you will have internal support from members of staff in the business that head up the apprenticeship programme, who will be on hand whenever you need them.





Hear more from our apprentices, past and present, here.


Entry requirements

For most roles, you must be aged 16+ and have at least a grade C (4) or above in GCSE Maths and English.

Please check the specific apprenticeship for any further entry requirements.

We have a wide variety of apprenticeships on offer, at different levels and across all aspects of the business.

Our list of apprenticeship schemes is constantly expanding and below are examples of just some of the schemes currently on offer:

• Admin
• Customer Service
• Butchery
• IT
• Accountancy

How to apply

We recruit apprentices on an ongoing basis, all year round. 

Keep an eye out for our latest apprenticeship opportunities in your area at

To find out more about our recruitment locations click here to view our Interactive Map.